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Saudi Arabia backs US plans to designate Houthis as terrorists: Foreign Ministry

Doha/Sputnik: Saudi Arabia supports Washington's plans to designate Yemen's Houthi rebel movement, which Riyadh has been fighting since 2015, as a terrorist organization, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Saudi Arabia to keep borders shut over COVID-19 until March 31: State Media

Doha/Sputnik: Saudi Arabia will keep its borders shut for international travel amid the global spread of a new coronavirus variant until March 31, state media have reported, citing the interior ministry.

Imran Khan govt's ill treatment irked Saudi Arabia and China: Maulana Fazlur

Islamabad/UNI: PDM chief and president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday said that Pakistan today is getting more and more isolated and countries like Saudi Arabia and China are irked as the Imran Khan led government treated them disrespectfully.

Saudi Arabia closes borders for one week over new coronavirus strain: Reports

Cairo/Sputnik: Saudi Arabia is closing its land borders and suspending international flights for one week following the discovery of a new coronavirus strain in the United Kingdom, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reports citing an internal ministry source.

UN rights experts call for release of Saudi activist championing women’s right to drive

New York: The deteriorating health of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul is “deeply alarming”, UN-appointed rights experts said on Wednesday, calling for her release along with “all other women human rights defenders in detention”.

Saudi Arabia resumes prayers at Mecca's Grand Mosque after COVID-19 hiatus

Cairo/Sputnik: Saudi Arabia reopened Mecca's Grand Mosque, the holiest site for Muslims, for prayers on Sunday, following a seven-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the state SPA news agency reported.

Pakistan to further historic, fraternal ties with Saudi Arabia: FM

Islamabad/Xinhua: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan is determined to further build up deep-rooted historic and fraternal ties with Saudi Arabia, according to a statement released by the Pakistani foreign ministry on Tuesday.

'With China and Pakistan's backing, Turkey's Erdogan is eyeing Islamic world leadership'

Istanbul: With the backing of China and Pakistan, Turkey is aiming to achieve a leadership role in the Islamic world and oust Saudi Arabia from this place, according to an opinion piece published in a prominent news portal.

Expert believe deterioration in relationship between Pakistan-Saudi Arabia will harm Islamabad

Islamabad: Expert believe that the recent deterioration in relationship between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan may add to  Islamabad's fiscal worries in the coming days.

Covid-19: 186 schools in Saudi Arabia cut fees by half

Riyadh/UNI: The owners of 186 private schools have agreed to cut their fees by half in the first semester of the new academic year. the Saudi news agency SPA reported

Amid troubles with Saudi Arabia, Pakistan is now facing gas shortfall

Islamabad: Pakistan's Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan has said the country is currently facing a gas shortfall of about 3.5 billion cubic feet per day (BCFD) and Sindh will also be turning a gas-deficit province by next year.

Pak Army Chief Bajwa to visit Saudi Arabia on Aug 16 in damage control exercise

New Delhi/UNI: After offending its once key ally Saudi Arabia on Kashmir, Pakistan in a damage control exercise, is rushing Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa to Riyadh on Aug 16 to explain Islamabad’s position.

Saudi Arabia defers to renew pact to supply oil to Pakistan on deferred payments

Islamabad: Saudi Arabia has not renewed an agreement with Pakistan which will allow oil supplies on deferred payments after that pact expired two months back, media reports said.

150 members of the Saudi Royal family believed to be infected by coronavirus: Report

Riyadh/IBNS: At least 150 members of Saudi Arabia's royal family are believed to be infected by coronavirus, said a media report.

Saudi authorities impose curfew in Jeddah amid coronavirus pandemic - Interior Ministry

Beirut/Sputnik/UNI: Saudi Arabia has imposed a curfew in the western Jeddah province starting from Sunday at 15:00 local time (12:00 PM GMT) due to the spread of COVID-19, the Interior Ministry said.